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This course provides a process based approach to manage development project information. While development projects are similar in some ways to other types of projects, they pose unique challenges for the managers and organizations that undertake them.

This course will give students an understanding of the most common processes, tools, techniques, and practices that are necessary to manage development project information. This course examines the defining characteristics of information in development projects, and introduces the student to a variety of information management techniques that can be applied to a development project. The course has a duration of three weeks. Each week presents the activities and exercises required to meet the learning objectives. Participants require an average of one hour per day to complete the assigned activities. The course is asynchronous, the instructor provides materials, lectures, tests, and assignments that can be accessed at any time. Students are given a timeframe during which they need to complete the assigned activities, participate in discussion forms, and submit their exercises in order to receive a grade. 

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About this Course

This intensive and hands-on course gives you the skills to ensure your project information reaches the right stakeholder at the right time. You will gain a strong working knowledge of the concepts of project information management and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage information in your projects. You will need between 8-10 hours per week to complete the lectures and case study exercises.  You will participate in engaging online conversations with peers from around the world while receiving a constant guidance from the instructor.

Course Audience

This course is designed for all people that want to improve the way information is managed in their projects, including professionals wishing to upgrade their skills and knowledge, team members, supervisors of project managers and students of project management. A medium level of reading and writing English is recommended. Participants to our courses come from various parts of the world, and they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that is shared in the course forums.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the Project Information Management Online course participants will: Understand the information management processes and information life-cycle, know the steps required to plan and manage project information and develop an effective project information management plan.  Participants will have an improved understanding of how a PIMS can improve the quality of the reports and decisions in the project. At the end of your course you will have the confidence to apply the principles of information management in your organization or project.

Course Requirements

There are no requirements to take this course, although the students will benefit if they know the type of work that occurs in development organizations and development projects, or had some experience working on a project. Students should have a good internet connection, Adobe Reader in their computers as well as MS Office to work on the course assignments. Good connectivity is required to watch some of the online videos. As a convenience to our remote students you can download most of the course material to read offline. A copy of the textbook will be available in pdf format.

Course Fees

The course fee is due before the start of the course; you can receive a 20% discount if payment is made one week before the course starts, use the code 20PIMS.  On the registration page you can choose your preferred payment methods. We accept all major credit cards in a secure online payment system. We also accept payments via Western Unions or Money Gram. If you have any questions or require more instructions to send your payment please contact us at info@pm4dev Reference: eCourse PIMS. We offer a special discount of 30% for groups of three or more people from development organizations.

Course Registration

Registration for this course is now open. To apply please click here and complete the application form. We will close the registration one day before the start of the course. On the registration form you will find the different payment options. If you have any questions contact us at info@pm4dev  Ref. eCourse PIMS.

 

Course Content: 

Module 1
 
Lesson 1 Introduction to PIMS
What is PIMS?
The problem with information management
Systematize before you automate
Logical framework and PIMS
Definitions of data, information and knowledge
 
Lesson 2 Information Environment
Information Environment
Information Dimensions
Information Standards
Information Architecture
 
Module 2
Lesson 3 Components of a PIMS 
Core Modules
Team information
Beneficiaries
Project Results
 
Lesson 4 Information Life Cycle 
Life Cycle of PIMS
Information Needs
Collecting Information
Sharing Information
Evaluating the PIMS
 
Module 3
Lesson 5 Developing the PIMS 
The System Development Life Cycle
System requirements
Design of the solution
Development and testing
User Training
Deploying the PIMS
 
Lesson 6 Management of PMIS
Managing the information system
Information management plan
Information requirements
Information access
Internal controls and quality
Evaluating the PIMS
 
 
This course is based on the texbook Project Information Management Systems for Development, 2nd Edition. All registered students will have access to this textbook at no extra cost and will be used to guide the learning activities and exercises during the three weeks of the course. 
 
 
 
Course Information
  • Course Schedule. See the course schedule to select a date.
  • Course Fees. The course fee is $150 and is due before the start of the course, you can receive a 20% discount if payment is made one week before the start of the course. Use the code 20PIMS
  • Group Discount. For groups or organizations that want to register 10 or more students we offer a 30% discount. Use the code 30PIMS
  • Course Access. Access to the online course starts one week before the start of the course.
  • Course Limit: The course is limited to 20 students per class.
  • Requirements. To fully benefit from this course you need to have some experience working in a development project
  • Course Materials. Course materials are available for download from the online course module page to allow for printing and review. 
  • Course Evaluation. It is required that participants complete the course evaluation after they complete the course.

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Reserve your seat in the course. Visit our course schedule page for more information.

 



Course Certification
 
All students that successfully complete the course will receive a completion certificate. The certificate is a demonstration that you have learned the fundamental principles of Project Information Management; it is a valuable credential for your professional growth. Upon receiving your certificate, you will join a growing number of people who are building their competencies to increase their skills and knowledge to improve the quality of the projects they manage. The certificate is delivered worldwide via First Class airmail. Students that complete the course with a grade of 90% or more, will receive an additional 10% discount applicable on any future course.
 
 
Student Fedback
 

“A course every career IT professional should take as one transitions from the daily routine of IT hardware and Software issues to project management to design and operationalize a Management Information System.” Brian Mugabe, Office of the Prime Minister – Uganda

“Project Information Management System (PIMS) is must study course for every development professional. If you are a development worker who has yet studied this course, I strongly recommend that you prioritize it course as part of your continued  professional capacity development” Henry Njakoi – Tanzania

“The PIMS is a great course, with an excellent instructor. Recommendable for everyone working with development organizations. Should not be missed by M&E professionals!” Joke Sijbesma – Netherlands

“The course applies a very practical approach with a Q & A discussion forum that provides different perspectives to resolving challenges in project management. I would recommend it to anybody seeking to improve their skills in a cost-effective manner.” Elizabeth Bakibinga-Gaswaga – United Kingdom

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PM4DEV is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.to issue professional development units (PDU's) for its project management training courses. Our instructors are experienced trainers and project managers who are PMP® certified. Our comprehensive courses in project management theory, fundamentals, principles and practices are designed around industry best practices and based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide). We are confident in our ability to provide comprehensive, practical courses that will enable you to further your project management education.

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PM4DEV is now a PMI Registered Educational Provider R.E.P. ID: 3969

 

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